Nothing is set in stone by any means, but the opening day of training camp previewed the depth chart on both the offensive and defensive sides of the ball.
It’s worth noting that the 49ers used a rotation at the free safety position during veteran minicamp.
Will the rotation continue in training camp? Perhaps defensive coordinator Vic Fangio will shed light on that topic when he speaks to the media at 11:30 a.m. PT.
Catch it on 49ers.com/live.
Analysis of the first-team reps will continue to be examined throughout the first week of camp. Each player will look to put on a good showing in order to earn quality reps when the 49ers open the preseason Aug. 8 at home against the Denver Broncos.
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For now, training camp opportunities remain most important. And of course, San Francisco’s coaches will continue to dissect each period of practice to find the players worthy of receiving first-team reps in the preseason against the opponent’s best players.
More on training camp depth and the 49ers starting quarterback can be found in today’s Morning Tailgate.
Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle writes
Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee shared notes from Thursday’s media session, including Kaepernick’s thoughts on taking big hits as a mobile quarterback.
Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com examined the first-team defensive roles in his first camp recap.
Maiocco also provided 10 questions for the 49ers to answer in training camp.
Mindi Bach of CSNBayArea.com looked at the NFL’s rule changes to knee and thigh pads.
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